We’ve had a lot of Pokemon reviews here at 100 Word Gaming Reviews, including two review events! That’s a lot of Pokemon. Catch up on our thoughts with the links below:
March has been wild. There’s really not much more to say than that. While I didn’t get sick, in unprecedented times like these, it’s very important to take care of yourself mentally as well as physically. I’m only now getting back to a new baseline of productivity (which is still far lower than it used to be), so that’s why this round-up is more than a little late.
But you didn’t come here to hear about me, you came here for a round-up of ROM hacks and fan translations from the past month. So, let’s get to it!
Sometimes, instead of new hacks and translations, hackers will go out of their way to improve the games they love instead. Most of the time these are small tweaks, like making a bugged mechanic work correctly or a quality of life update.
But instead, sometimes the hackers will go all out, and that’s when you get things like Ultima Remastered. Almost everything about the NES title has been tweaked, and hacker Fox Cunning provides practically a whole new experience. A playable experience.
Fox Cunning lists all of the tweaks and changes on the Romhacking.net page, and it’s A LOT:
The interface has been improved within the limitation of the game engine, introducing Quality-Of-Life changes that reduce some of the frustration with the original release. Most notably, cancelling an action during combat (e.g. pressing B at magic spell selection, or selecting Magic on a character that is not capable of casting spells) will not forfeit that character’s turn. It is still possible to pass a turn by pressing B before selecting any action. …